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Rocket Carrying Students' Experiments Launched From Va.

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Thursday morning's rocket launch from NASA's Wallops Island Flight facility in Virginia. (Photo: NASA/Chris Perry) Thursday morning's rocket launch from NASA's Wallops Island Flight facility in Virginia. (Photo: NASA/Chris Perry)

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (WBOC/AP)- A rocket carrying students' experiments has been launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The space agency said more than 100 university students and instructors were at Wallops when the Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket was launched at 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

The rocket carried the experiments to an altitude of 73 miles. It then landed in the Atlantic Ocean and the payload was recovered. Students will analyze the data that was collected.

Between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 24, two rockets are scheduled to be launched 15 seconds apart from Wallops.

The launches will support a joint project between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to study a global electrical current that sweeps through the ionosphere.

 

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